Careys Civil Engineering has been appointed specialist subcontractor at Keadby power station in Lincolnshire, by main contractor, Siemens, on behalf of client, SSE, a leading energy provider.

Reopening of Keadby Power Station

In 2015, SSE announced that it would be reopening the 735MW Keadby Power Station in North Lincolnshire, in response to the coal-to-gas shift which was taking place across the electricity market. The reopening of this facility also aimed to address recent changes in policies and market conditions within the energy industry.

The proposed new power station provided power to a significant percentage of homes across the country during the winter months.

Keadby 2 Power Station

Three years later, in 2018, SSE announced that the new power station that it planned to construct –Keadby 2 – would be the first of its kind in the UK. This combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) facility will take advantage of innovative, highly efficient gas-fired generation technology in order to become the UK’s most efficient power system to date. Keadby 2 will facilitate a further shift towards the integration of sustainable renewable technologies into the power grid.

The evolution of the Keadby 2 plant has spanned more than 25 years. Originally granted planning permission in 1993, the project has incorporated many variations and technological improvements over the years in order to be able to provide the country with maximum energy benefits. Once in operation, the new power station will be able to generate up to 840MW of electricity.

Our scope of works

On this crucial energy project, we are responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive package of enabling, infrastructure, superstructure and hard landscaping works – with a scheduled completion date of December 2020. These include us carrying out:

  • Dewatering
  • Ring road works
  • Earthworks totalling 50,000m3
  • Construction of six cooling tower structures
  • Installation of a coffer dam and backfilling
  • Concrete works for the gas turbine
  • Concrete works for the steam turbine
  • Ground slab works
  • Culvert outlet chamber works

To date, we have successfully delivered over 50% of our programmed works. So far, we have successfully poured 11,000m3 of concrete and installed 2,300 tonnes of rebar.

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